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English Sentence Structure - English Grammar Lesson21m

In this lesson, you can learn about sentence structure in English.
You’ll learn how to construct all kinds of sentences in English, from the simplest possible sentences, to long, complex sentences which contain many different ideas. Practice using correct sentence structure and post your example sentences in the comments!

See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/sentence-structure.

In this lesson, you'll learn:
- How to build simple sentences.
- Using compliments.
- Adding onto simple sentences to create more detailed sentence structure.
- How to add description to your sentence.
- How to make complex sentences with independent clauses.
- How to make complex sentences with dependent clauses.

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English Grammar - Using The Present Perfect ('Have Done')07m

A free English lesson from Oxford Online English. You can see the full lesson (with text and exercises) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-lesson-using-present-perfect

Look at these sentences:

- I've been to Italy
- He's eaten four pieces of cake already this morning
- They haven't arrived yet

These sentences all use the present perfect tense. But, what is the present perfect, what does it mean, and how should you use it? How is it different from the past simple? This lesson will introduce this topic and answer these questions.

Present Simple Verb Form in English - English Verb Tenses13m

How many ways do you know to use the present simple?

The present simple doesn’t just have one or two uses; there are at least eight common uses, and many more special cases.

In this lesson, you can learn all about the present simple tense. Beginners can learn simple ways to use this verb tense, and more advanced students can learn about more complex uses of the present simple verb form.

See the full version of this lesson with text here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/present-simple-verb-tense.

You will learn:

- How to form the present simple verb tense.
- Using the present simple to talk about regular actions.
- How to talk about general truths, states and situations using the present simple.
- How to describe long-lasting situations with the present simple.
- Using verbs of sensing, feeling, thinking or speaking with the present simple.
- How to use the present simple to tell jokes or stories in conversational English.
- Using the present simple in commentary, e.g. for a

How to Use To Be in English - Using Be in English Grammar Lesson07m

To be: In this English grammar lesson you can learn about the most important verb. You'll see how to use to be in English.

You’ll learn how to use be in simple sentences and questions. You can learn how to make negatives and short forms with the verb 'be'.

You can see the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/use-verb-to-be

Topics included in this lesson:

- Forms of the verb 'to be' in English
- Making simple sentences with 'be'
- Making negatives with 'be'
- Short forms (contractions) of 'be'
- Simple questions using 'be'

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Modal Verbs - How to Use Must, Have to and Should - English Grammar Lesson11m

In this lesson, you can learn about the modal verbs must, have to and should.
Do you know the difference between 'must', 'have to' and 'should'? English learners often mix up these three verbs. In this lesson, you can learn how to use must, have to and should correctly in English.

You can see the full lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/must-have-to-should.

This lesson will help you:
- Learn about the differences between 'must' and 'have to'.
- Understand how to use 'must' and 'have to' correctly to talk about obligations.
- Learn the differences between 'mustn't' and 'don't have to'.
- With the differences between 'must' and 'should'.
- Understand how to use these modal verbs to discuss obligations, give advice, explain something is forbidden, say something is not necessary, and give your opinion in English.

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Adjective Order - English Grammar Lesson08m

Learn about adjective order in English with this lesson. When you use several adjectives with a noun in English, the adjectives have to go in a specific order. For example, we say "strong black Italian coffee," but you can't say "strong Italian black coffee" or "Italian black strong coffee."

Why not? Because of the adjective order rules.

You can see the full lesson (which includes the text and a quiz to help you practice) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/adjective-order-in-english

The basic rules for adjective order are:

- Opinions go before facts
- General ideas go before specific ideas

There's also a more complicated rule, which you'll see in the video.

You can learn more about these adjective order rules and how to use them in the video lesson.

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English Verb Tenses Guide - Learn About Simple, Perfect, and Continuous Tenses17m

Are you confused about your simple, perfect and continuous tenses? Do you know how many verb tenses there are in English?

In this lesson, you can get a big picture understanding of English verb tenses. You’ll learn what connects English verb forms, which will make it easier for you to learn and understand verb tenses in English.

You can see the full version of this free lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/english-verb-tenses

This lesson will help you:

- Understand the main differences between the simple, continuous, and perfect tenses.
- Learn the correct verb forms in each tense.
- See the difference between the verb tense forms and their actual meanings.
- See simple verb forms in detail.
- Understand the different continuous verb forms.
- Detail the correct perfect verb forms.
- Learn about the perfect continuous tense and its verb forms.

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Modal Verbs - Introduction to Using Modal Verbs in English16m

In this lesson, you can learn about modal verbs, what they are, why you need them and how they work. Modal verbs, like 'can', 'must' or 'should' are very common in English.

See this full free lesson on our website:
https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/english-modal-verbs

The questions we will discuss in this lesson:

1) What are modal verbs?
2) How are modal verbs different to 'normal' verbs?
3) Why are modal verbs important?
4) What makes modal verbs complicated?

Modal verbs are verbs which are used to add meaning to another verb. They follow different grammar rules to regular verbs, and can often be used in many different ways.

The basic modal verbs in English are: can, could, may, might, will, would, shall, should and must.

There are other verbs which behave like modal verbs, although they do not have all the features of 'full' modal verbs. Examples include: ought to, need and have to.

Modal verbs are different from 'normal' verbs in several ways. First of all, modal verbs can

How to Use Should, Ought to, Supposed to and Had Better - English Modal Verbs Lesson13m

Learn how to use 'should', 'ought to', 'supposed to' and 'had better' in this video lesson. You'll see what these verbs mean and how to use them.

See the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/should-ought-supposedto-hadbetter

We use the verbs 'should', 'ought to', 'supposed to' and 'had better' to say what you or other people think is the right thing to do.

That means these verbs express advice, opinion, criticism or (for 'had better'), warnings or threats.

'Should' and 'ought to' have the same meaning, although 'ought to' is much more formal and is not commonly used in spoken English.

'Supposed to' refers to what other people think is right, while 'should' expresses what you think is right.

'Had better' expresses the idea that something bad will happen if you don’t do what I say. This is why 'had better' can also be used to make threats or give someone a warning.

In this lesson, you'll learn more about:

- What 'should' means and how

Future in English - How to Talk about the Future15m

In this lesson, you can learn how to talk about the future in English.
What are you doing this evening? What are your plans for next year? Who will win the next World Cup? After you watch this lesson, leave us a comment talking about the future and we will give you feedback!
In this class, you’ll learn to answer these and other questions about the future in clear, natural, correct English.
You’ll see many simple phrases which you can learn to help you talk about the future in English in any situation!

You can see the full version of this lesson on our website:
https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/talk-about-future .

This lesson will help you learn how to:
- Talk about future social plans and holidays in English.
- Use the continuous tense to talk about the future.
- Describe your future goals in your life and career.
- Discuss schedules and timetables in the future.
- Make predictions about the future in English.
- Talk about future possibilities in English.

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How to Use Must in English - English Modal Verbs14m

In this lesson, you can learn about the verb 'must'. 'Must' can have many different meanings in English. In this video, you can learn about the different meanings of 'must', and how to use 'must' in English.

See the full version of this English modal verbs lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/how-to-use-must.

Contents:
1. Talking About Obligations 0:22
2. Talking About Prohibition 2:53
3. Giving Strong Advice 4:07
4. Talking About Logical Necessity 6:00
5. Negatives 9:08
6. Past Forms 11:22

You can see:
- How to use 'must' to talk about obligations and rules.
- How to use 'mustn't' to express prohibition.
- How to use 'must' to give strong advice.
- How to use 'must' to make deductions.
- The negatives of 'must' when 'must' has different meanings.
- The past forms of 'must' in different meanings.

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How to Use Should in English - English Modal Verbs10m

See the full version of this free lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-lesson-using-should

The full version includes the script and exercises to help you understand this topic fully.

Do you know how to use should in English? Like most modal verbs, should has many different meanings and can be used in many different ways. In this lesson, you can learn how to use should correctly and naturally in different situations.

You can learn:

- The basic meaning of 'should.'
- How to make sentences with 'should'.
- How to use 'should' to give advice in English.
- How to express your opinions with 'should'.
- How to use 'should' in the past.
- How to use 'should' to talk about probability.

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English Grammar - Using "The" Correctly07m

A free English lesson from Oxford Online English. You can see the full lesson (with text and exercises) here:
http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-lesson-using-the

"The" is a very difficult word to use correctly if your language does not have a similar word. There are hundreds of rules, many of which are hard to understand or use. In this lesson, we'll look at some simple rules you can use to help you remember when to use - and not to use - "the."

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English Modal Verbs - May, Might, Could, Can - Talking About Possibilities13m

The English modal verbs 'can', 'could', 'may' and 'might' are used to talk about possibilities. This English modal verbs lesson will help you learn how to use may, might, could, and can correctly.

For example:

- He can be really mean sometimes
- It could take us a few hours to finish this
- They might have missed the train

These sentences all express possibilities: things which are possible, but not certain. We often use these modal verbs to talk about things we are not sure about, or to give our opinions.

See the full version of this lesson on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/modal-verbs-possibility.

In this lesson, you can learn:

1) How to use 'can' to talk about general possibilities in the present or the future.
2) How to use 'could', 'may' and 'might' to talk about specific possibilities.
3) The difference between general and specific possibilities, and when you need to use 'can' or 'could/may/might'.
4) Talking about possibilities in the past using 'could h

English Prepositions - How to Use To, In, and At - English Grammar16m

In this lesson, we’re going to look at the English prepositions to, in and at. You can learn how to use the English prepositions to, in and at in spoken or written English.
A good way to understand and learn the difference between English prepositions is to look at them in groups. That way you can compare and contrast them. We’re going to look at to, in and at together because they can be used to talk about place.

See the full version of this free English lesson here:
https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/prepositions-to-in-at

In this lesson, you'll learn how to:
- Use 'to' when you want to talk about movement.
- Correctly use 'in' to explain being surrounded by something.
- Find ways to use 'at' when you want to describe the opposite of movement.
- Recognize differences between 'to', 'in', and 'at'.
- Understand grammar exceptions to these rules.

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How to Use the Present Continuous - English Verb Tenses - English Grammar Lesson12m

Learn how to use the present continuous verb tense in English. You can see different meanings of the present continuous and how to use them in English.

See the full version of this free lesson, including the full script and a quiz, here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/use-present-continuous-verb-tense-video-lesson

In this lesson, you can learn about the present continuous verb tense in English.

Do you know to form and use the present continuous? Like many verb tenses in English, the present continuous has many different uses and meanings. You can learn more in this class.

You’ll see all the possible meanings of the present continuous; whether you’re a beginner or an advanced learner, you’re sure to find something new.

You can learn:

- How to use the present continuous to talk about actions happening now or around this moment.
- How to use the present continuous to talk about temporary or changing situations.
- Using the present continuous to talk about the future.
- Advanced

How to Improve English Grammar - Tips to Learn English Grammar Faster17m

In this lesson, you can learn how to improve English grammar. You'll see a step-by-step, practical plan to improve your English grammar in any area. Make sure you leave us a comment and let us know which grammar topic you're going to review first!

What do you think of when you hear the word 'grammar'? Does it make you think of complicated textbooks, difficult exercises and boring lessons? For many English learners, the answer is 'yes'. Some English learners even tell us "I don't need grammar," or "I don't want to study grammar." In this lesson, you're going to see first of all what grammar really is and why you need it. Then, we'll share some advice to make it easier for you to learn and use English grammar.

Contents:
1. Find Your Errors and Weaknesses 1:21
2. Identify the Problem: Form or Function? 3:50
3. Templating 7:55
4. Make Digital Flashcards 11:53

This lesson can help you:
- Understand the areas you are struggling with and errors you are making with English grammar.
- Learn

Uncountable Nouns - English Grammar Lesson20m

Do you know the difference between countable and uncountable nouns? The basic difference is quite simple, but this topic still needs attention. Often, countable and uncountable nouns are different in different languages. Also, some nouns can be both countable and uncountable with different meanings! We'll look at these ideas in this lesson, and you can see how uncountable nouns work in English.

See the full version of this free lesson here:
https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/uncountable-nouns

What’s the difference between paper and a paper? Why do we say trousers are… but news is…? Why can’t you say, 'Can you give me an advice'?

You’ll learn the answers to all these questions in this lesson.

In this lesson you can learn:

- The basic rules of uncountable nouns.
- How to tell which nouns are uncountable.
- How some nouns can be both countable and uncountable.
- About uncountable nouns that are always in the plural form.
- Ways to make uncountable nouns countable.

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Using Would Have, Could Have, Should Have - English Grammar Lesson14m

In this lesson, you can learn how to use would have, should have and could have. Did you learn anything new in this lesson? Let us know in the comments!
These verbs—would, should, could, etc.—are modal verbs, so they don’t have past forms like normal verbs do. Instead, you can talk about the past by adding have plus a past participle after the verb.
In this class, you’ll learn how to use these modal verbs to talk about the past in English, what they mean, and how they’re different.

See the full version of this lesson with text: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/would-have-could-have-should-have.

Contents:
1. Would Have 1:34
2. Could Have 3:58
3. Should Have 7:42
4. Would Have, Could Have, Should Have 10:23

This lesson will help you:
- Learn what the imaginary past is with 'would have'.
- Learn what the imaginary past is with 'could have'.
- Use 'could have' to talk about possibility for the past.
- See how to use 'could have' to criticize something someone didn't do.
- Explain th

Say, Tell, Speak, Talk - How to Use Verbs of Speech in English - English Grammar Lesson11m

You can see the full version of this free English lesson here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/say-tell-speak-talk-video-lesson

In this lesson, you can learn about the difference between 'say', 'tell', 'speak' and 'talk'. Do you know how to use these four verbs correctly? English learners often mix them up and use the wrong verb. Let’s look at what these verbs mean in more detail, and how you can use them correctly when you speak English.

You can learn:

- The difference between 'say' and 'tell'.
- Different ways to use 'tell'.
- The difference between 'talk' and 'speak'.
- How to use prepositions with verbs of speech.
- How to use verbs of speech in a sentence.

You can see more of our free English lessons here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/free-english-lessons

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